Free Online Videos Celebrate Best in Landscape Architecture

December 12, 2007,AEDT

Free Online Videos Celebrate Best in Landscape Architecture Washington, DC, December 10, 2007 — As the year draws to a close, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has released a series of online videos for free downloading and viewing that celebrate the best in landscape architecture for 2007. Narrated | Read More

People’s Park – Competition or Design by committee

December 12, 2007,AEDT

A debate over whether UC Berkeley should sponsor an open competition to choose a new design for the historic site erupted after People’s Park Community Advisory Board member and architect Sam Davis suggested holding a competition last week. While some board members agreed that a competition would enhance plans to | Read More

Urban Islands

December 10, 2007,AEDT

Modern residential projects are offering ample green spaces and robust facilities alongside homes to satisfy customers’ cravings for urban living in an rural setting. But, despite much ballyhoo about modern garden cities, today’s developments bear only a passing resemblance to the original idea…. Warsaw Business Journal Online – business in | Read More

Skypark – The way of the future?

December 9, 2007,AEDT

All you need to do is take the elevator to the SkyPark of The Gramercy’s sweeping three-level amenity deck that begins on the tower’s 35th floor. Award-winning designers Jerde Partnership have brought tropical island getaway to this residential project that is almost everything that urban dwellers ever wanted. The Manila | Read More

Local Landscapers push for more work visas

December 9, 2007,AEDT

Mark Borst headed for Washington, D.C., last week, hoping to boost the flow of labor back and forth across the Mexican border. The president of Allendale-based Borst Landscape and Design Inc. was among 500 American businessmen lobbying their congressional representatives to increase the number of temporary work visas, known as | Read More

Ecosystem equation

December 9, 2007,AEDT

Wal-Mart turned to landscape architectural and environmental consulting firm Earth Source Inc. To help Wal-Mart comply with environmental laws, Allen County-based Earth Source and related company Heartland Restoration Services Inc. designed and built a replacement wetland several times larger than the parcel affected by the store’s construction. Ecosystem equation | | Read More

Graduate School Design Green Prize Lauds Seattle Sculpture Park

December 8, 2007,AEDT

What do you get when you spend over 400 hours brainstorming, 1,000 hours of research and planning, and six years of hard labor and work on a unique Z-shaped, architectural project? How about a check for $50,000 from Harvard’s Urban Planning and Design Department? On Dec. 5, architects Marion Weiss | Read More

Look at risks of flooding during urban planning in Arab countries

December 8, 2007,AEDT

An international conference here on wadi hydrology has urged decision makers in the Arab countries to take into consideration the risks of flooding during urban planning. It also called for a ‘deeper understanding’ of the hydrology of wadis, developing an early warning system in the areas with arid and semi-arid | Read More

Housing Policy tabled in Indian Parliament

December 8, 2007,AEDT

The National Urban Housing & Habitat Policy 2007 seeks to promote various types of public-private partnerships for realizing the goal of “ Affordable Housing For All’ with special emphasis on the urban poor. This was stated by Kumari Selja the Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, PIB | Read More

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